Hazardous substance signage

This quick guide will help PCBUs check that their signs tell people what they need to know and that their workers understand them. It describes the content required on signs for different types of substances and storage areas.

Signs help keep workplaces, workers and other people safe where hazardous substances are used, handled, manufactured or stored. They let workers, emergency service workers and visitors know which hazardous substances are in the workplace, the hazards associated with them, and the first actions to take in an emergency.

The content and location of signs depend on the workplace, substances and storage.

Hazardous substance signage - quick guide (PDF 154 KB)

This quick guide helps you check that your signs tell people what they need to know and that your workers understand them. It describes the content required on signs for different types of substances and storage areas.